Hong Kong graduates are losing their edge on the mainland, China Dailyreports. A survey by the Asia-Pacific Junior Elite Association and the International Financial Management Association, which polled 316 mainland firms and 550 Hong Kong university students, found that the proportion of employers who hire Hong Kong graduates had dropped from more than 60 per cent in 2003 and 2005 to 20 per cent. Roy Lo, who oversaw the survey, says many young mainlanders study abroad nowadays. "Their English is very good," he says.
Pay remains flat in videogame industry
There have been more jobs created in the United States videogame industry, but the pay remains flat. Marc Mencher, of Gamerecruiters.com, says there has been a pick-up in hiring in the industry. Salaries, however, have yet to head upwards, as the industry starts to recover after videogame sales fell 8 per cent in the US last year. The average American videogame industry salary was US$75,573 last year, compared with US$79,000 in 2008. Reuters
Shortage of intern places for Australian medical graduates
Australia is facing a shortage of hospital intern places for medical graduates. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that growth in intern places cannot keep up with the increase in medical graduates, expected to rise by 86 per cent, from 1,586 in 2007 to 2,945 in 2012. University of Melbourne Professor David Studdert says domestic students may have to work off-shore.